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Agenda 21

Beck, Glenn

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Agenda 21
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"Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as "the Republic." There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Until the day they come for her mother."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2012.
Edition: 1st Threshold EditionsMercury Radio Arts hardcover ed.
ISBN: 1476716692
9781476716695
Characteristics: 295 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Parke, Harriet
Alternate Title: Agenda twenty-one

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I simply cannot believe that any sane human would bother to waste time reading Glenn Beck: so let's look at the opposite of his book. $6 billion was reported missing from the State Department recent: $5 billion of it was spent in overthrowing the corrupt, but democratically elected government of Ukraine, to be replaced with a fascist, but pro-NATO, government. Which led to countless deaths, including the shootdown of a civilian airliner, and the destruction of a country. The outcome of the invasion of Iraq during the criminal Bush administration is today there is no Iraq, just some areas occupied by the New Caliphate (ISIS), other areas the Kurds, and the remaining area where the Shi'a ran to escape ISIS.

Nov 08, 2014
  • braves19 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I am not exactly a fan of Glenn Beck. I agree with him on some things and disagree on many but I enjoyed reading this book. I identified with the main character and felt the suffering of her experiences and emotions. However, I do not necessarily agree about the overall message this book is attempting to convey. In my opinion, it’s very one sided. There needs to be a balance between respect for the earth and economic prosperity. The reality is that our planet has finite resources and we should all pay attention to that. I agree with Glenn and Harriet that worshipping the earth is not the solution and we shouldn’t let our government or society steer us in that direction. I moved with my family from the former Soviet Union to the U.S. when I was a little boy. I heard so many stories from family members about how they stood in line for basic things such as bread and toilet paper. Government control of resources and deciding what’s best for its people is NOT the solution.

Additionally, regardless of your view(s) on CO2 emissions impacting climate change, the reality is that CO2 emissions and pollution DOES impact our air, water, and soil. This is a serious detriment to our health and we all can agree on that. I wouldn’t inhale smog from a power plant or drink water that was polluted by an oil spill and I am sure no one I know would either. People need to come to terms with that and support methods that can reduce environmental damage without sacrificing social and economic freedom. What bothered me most is that the term “sustainable” received a lot of negative connotation from the authors. Unfortunately, the U.S. is not setting a good example when it comes to sustainability. Our country is less than 5% of the world’s population yet we consume 30% of the world’s energy and resources. This book fails to address that.

The bottom line is that we have this amazing planet to live on and I believe we should respect and cherish it without the need to worship it. As far as I know, it’s the only planet in our galaxy and it would take a very long time to find and travel to a new one. Agenda 21 may not be the solution but encouraging people to be more responsible to the earth and each other is and that should not be a crime. I believe that’s what this book really fails to convey. I fear an environmental socialist regime just as much as corporate fascist one. We can’t let either one take over and must become cognizant of the potential consequences of our actions. I believe there is a third way and hope people realize that sooner than later.

The most amazing thing about this book is that Beck got 1736 readers to write short reviews of the book on the Amazon website.

Feb 23, 2014
  • bugfodder rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

No matter what you think of his writing itself, this book is an eye-opener. Check out all of the data available on the web, and take a look around. It's like ... deja vu

Aug 12, 2013
  • Navigator48 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think my previous comment was deleted, but I"ll say if you care about America and freedom, you should read this book. It is NOT far off and the guy is NOT a nut. Agenda 21 is a real UN proposition or plan. Very scary stuff. If you have not been paying attention to what is happening in this country, this should wake you up. The book reads great! Hard to put it down. It is not your usual plot, but you're immediately drawn into the characters and the siutation. Give it try. I think you'll find it fascinating, especially when you read the afterward. I give it five stars.

Jun 12, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read Glenn Beck, but only non-fiction, so I had no idea what to expect. After I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down and read half of it in one sitting. “Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.” Like Brad Thor, I (very humbly) compare this book in importance to 1984. Like in Orwell’s reality-based fiction, Agenda 21 tells the tale of a leftwing, fascistic society, where Mother Earth has priority over human beings. But unlike the dystopian fiction “The Handmaid’s Tale,” where rape is described and it is still considered appropriate for minors, Glenn Beck’s 122 book copies will certainly never find a place in the Young Adult area of any library. I found many similarities with our reality: children being brainwashed by the State (think “public” education/libraries); harsh government rules/regulations crippling the economy; the life of animals/plants held in higher regard than humans; energy-generating bicycles (Ed Begley comes to mind); people wanting government to take care of them (Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid comes to mind); recycle-mania; petroleum-phobia (hello, Daryl Hannah!); manipulation of historical facts (hello, world media!); the utopian idea of equality (yeah, it worked so well in Russia); etc, etc, etc. Beck clearly did in-depth research on the agenda of Agenda 21. If you can’t put politics and your dislike of the author aside, read at least the book’s Afterword: you will learn facts that will send cold shivers down your spine. And if you still think Beck is just a nut job and the UN’s Agenda 21 is well meant, check the links I posted in A REVIEWS XV. Once can’t deny facts—well, at least not yet…

Jun 07, 2013
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

No real plot to speak of. More a political and social commentary disguised as a novel but one that dragged on and on.

Fascist propaganda.

Jan 17, 2013
  • angelflyer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This story is absorbing, gripping, and sadly prescient. Like 1984 and Animal Farm, it should be read by anyone who cares about the future of our country. Call me Cassandra.

One must feel sorry for the co-writer, having to work with this insufferable self absorbed blowhard.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level." The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet, by Daniel Sitarz.

Jun 10, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“[The Authority] said everyone could share everything. We would all be equal.” Joan to Emmeline

Jun 10, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“That’s when the Republic was born. One wise and powerful man became the Ultimate Authority.” Lizzie to Emmeline

Jan 22, 2013
  • angelflyer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/elderly-hurry-up-die-japanese

News story from 1/22/13--40th anniversary of Roe v Wade
And so it is happening already~~

"Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances.

Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. . . ."

Jan 03, 2013
  • angelflyer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vince Flynn says it is "A visionary work of fiction." --back cover

Brad Thor calls it "The perfect all-American thriller." --back cover

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Jun 10, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 03, 2013
  • angelflyer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! AGENDA 21 is more frightening than anything Orwell could have envisioned. It is the ULTIMATE THRILLER, capturing our darkest fears in a BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN, exhilarating, pulse-pounding adventure. If this is what the future holds, I don’t want to live to see it; I want to live to fight it! AGENDA 21 IS THE 1984 OF THE 21ST CENTURY.” Brad Thor

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